Sales of new single-family houses in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 368,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.3% below the revised September rate of 369,000, but is 17.2% above the October 2011 estimate of 314,000.
The median sales price of new houses sold in October was $237,700; the average sales price was $278,900. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of October was 147,000. This represents a supply of 4.8 months at the current sales rate.